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Healthcare “Excellence” Will Only Come from a Better Business Model

AJMC

Consumers’ dissatisfaction with our current healthcare system has existed for years, yet we still hope and pray it gets better. Instead of waiting for the industry to fix itself, some employers—whose health plans allow most Americans to afford healthcare services—have taken matters into their own hands. They’ve chosen to dedicate…

All of Us Are Impacted by These 3 Healthcare Startup Mistakes

AJMC

The healthcare industry is ripe with opportunity. It’s a $3 trillion market whose customers mostly feel they pay too much for what they get. The growing linkage of provider reimbursement to cost and outcomes creates room for innovators whose product or service can lower cost or improve outcomes. This is…

Coming to Terms With Care Migration

AJMC

The migration of care from inpatient (IP) to outpatient (OP) and ambulatory surgery center (ASC) settings is revolutionizing healthcare delivery. Beginning with cataract and cosmetic surgery more than a decade ago, the list of ASC procedures has grown to include endoscopy, colonoscopy, anterior cruciate ligament and shoulder repairs, sinus and…

Rethinking Service Lines in a Value-Based World

The U.S. healthcare landscape is rapidly being reshaped by a variety of economic, political, and socio-demographic forces.  While the issue of health insurance has dominated much of the national dialogue, most agree that changing the way that healthcare is delivered and paid for is needed to get to better care…

Leveraging the 7P’s of Marketing in Healthcare

Becker's Hospital Review

Across the country new payment models being piloted by CMS are driving healthcare delivery organizations to focus on the value they deliver to payers and patients.  Historically, healthcare delivery organizations defined value in narrow terms and focused on complication and mortality rates.  In addition, processes were designed to meet the…